Storefronts, a core Shunpike program, is accepting proposals to activate underutilized urban spaces for short-term installation and creative enterprise.
Deadline: February 21, 2014, 10:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
Shunpike partners with city and business leaders in Seattle and several Puget Sound cities to activate downtown cores by matching artists and arts groups with vacant storefronts. This program is part of a national wave of community-driven collaboration between neighborhoods, cities, businesses and artists – including programs taking place in San Francisco, Portland and New York.
Storefronts Seattle began in early 2010, when members of the historic Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District neighborhoods sought solutions for the growing number of vacant storefronts in the area. The Seattle program has activated storefronts in Belltown, Capitol Hill, the International District, Pioneer Square, South Lake Union, and the Waterfront.
Shunpike has also taken the Storefronts program to several other cities in the Puget Sound, including Auburn, Bellevue and Mount Vernon.
Andrew Pogue is a photographer specializing in architecture and the built environment and is documenting Storefronts as an on-going personal project.